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Protest the Hero

Formed in 1999 as Happy go Lucky, Protest the Hero is a Canadian Metal band from Whitby, Ontario . They have releasedtheEP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label Underground Operations.OnJanuary 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was released in CanadaonAugust 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support of Kezia aswellas taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of 2007 an ...read more

Formed in 1999 as Happy go Lucky, Protest the Hero is a Canadian Metal band from Whitby, Ontario . They have releasedtheEP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label Underground Operations.OnJanuary 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was released in CanadaonAugust 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support of Kezia aswellas taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of 2007 andfinishedthe recording August of that year. The album, Fortress, was released on January 29th on Vagrant Records.

Many of their older lyrics contain obvious political/social commentary, especially concerning the United States. However,ontheir latest release this commentary has been toned down significantly, using persistent themes and metaphors ratherthanblatant accusation, demonstrating their new outlook on the world and as song writers. Protest the Hero cites BetweentheBuried and Me, Jorge Salan and The Red Chord as some of their main musical influences, and Fyodor Dostoevsky andDaneCook as some of their inspirational influences.

The band comprises 5 members: Rody Walker (lead vocals), Tim Millar (guitars, live backup vocals), Luke Hoskin (leadguitars,live backup vocals, piano), Moe Carlson (drums) and Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass guitar, live death vocals). Each memberof theband has developed their trade significantly over the years they have been together. For their most recent album,ratherthan writing songs in their musical boundaries, Protest wrote music that they could not play, and then forcedthemselves tolearn how to play it over the last two years.

Protest the Hero's popularity is slowly expanding outside of punk/metal/hardcore scenes in and around the cities andtownsthey have performed in. Now teamed up with Universal Music Canada for distributional services, Protest the Hero hopestobecome popular over most of Canada and, with their recent signing to Vagrant Records, the United States as well. In2004they won the Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Metal Artist/Group, beating more known bandAlexisonfire.They were nominated for the 2006 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards' Favourite Metal Artist/Group, which waspresentedduring the first week in March. In addition, members of the band appeared in a televised commercial for theinstrument store,Long & Mcquade.

































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LPs
Volition
10/29/2013

3.9
807 Votes
Scurrilous
2011

3.7
1,617 Votes
Fortress
2008

4.1
3,107 Votes
Kezia
2005

4.1
2,669 Votes
EPs
Sequoia Throne: Remixed
2008

1.5
145 Votes
A Calculated Use of Sound
2003

3.2
392 Votes
Search for the Truth
2002

2.7
72 Votes
Live Albums
Gallop Meets the Earth
2009

3.1
166 Votes
Compilations
The Best of Protest the Hero
10/01/2013

2.6
5 Votes
Fortress (Instrumental)
2008

4.1
216 Votes

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